Join El Museo del Barrio for ANTONIO LOPEZ: A Photo Cocktail Party during New York Fashion Week! This pop-up installation at The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art’s satellite space, The Prince Street Project, will pay homage to the legendary 1979 party hosted by Antonio Lopez and his creative partner Juan Ramos at New York City’s Robert Freidus Gallery. In the spirit of the artistic “happening”, Lopez and Ramos invited party-goers to pose for a large-format Polaroid camera and installed the images directly on the gallery walls to document the ephemeral party experience.
Antonio Lopez: A Photo Cocktail Party will recreate this artistic exercise during the Opening Reception on Friday, September 9th, capturing a new audience at the intersection of art, fashion and nightlife! No RSVP required.
The days following visitors will be able to visit the space and enjoy the installation.
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 9th, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm
ON VIEW: Saturday, September 10th & Sunday, September 11, 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Space is limited, entry is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dress code: ANTONIO LOPEZ Future Funk Fashion inspired*
Left Image: Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos, (bottom ): Jane Thorvaldson in the arms of a friend, (top, from left): unknown, Scott Daley, Pat Taylor, Christine de Lassus, posing at ANOTNIO’s A Photo Cocktail Party, NYC, 1979, Polaroid, 10 x 8in., Courtesy of the Estate of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos.
Center Image: Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos, Antonio and guest posing during the Art and Cocktail Party, NYC, 1979. Polaroid, 10 x 8 in., Courtesy of the Estate of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos.
Right Image: Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos, (clockwise, from top): Betsy Johnson, Chantal and Ed Hayes posing at ANOTNIO’s A Photo Cocktail Party, NYC, 1979, Polaroid, 10 x 8 in., Courtesy of the Estate of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos.